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Supplier Quality Engineer

GKN

St Louis, United States of America

Role Purpose
To lead the development of the supplier quality program to serve the needs of the supply chain and procurement processes in the GKN Aerospace St. Louis business units.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Develop supplier quality program that will comply with ISO regulations and meet the standards and needs of GKN Aerospace services St. Louis individual business units
- Maintain, in partnership with the Strategic Sourcing Manager, the approved supplier list for GKN St. Louis.
- Able to interpret drawings, military specifications and have knowledge of GD&T Principles.
- Develop buyer training programs for quality problem resolution.
- Manage the CAST program (consultation-action-selection-termination).
- Manage SCAR’s (supplier corrective action requests) when called upon to do so.
- Report to upper management monthly status of supplier quality.
- Report GKN supplier quality cost on a monthly basis.
- Conduct supplier assessments and manage the supplier assessment data base.
- Work with the lean manufacturing team to implement best practices.
- Ensure compliance with the approved US Government sourcing and procurement procedures (i.e. FAR and DFAR).
- Manage and report on the SPI program (supplier performance indicators).
- Contribute to the development and implementation of procurement and supplier quality web site
- Develop and implement effective communication processes with the supplier community.
- Provide leadership and direction with emphasis on team building.
- Prepare and present to GKN customers the Supplier Quality Program.

Qualifications / Experience / Skills

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree in supply chain or related discipline or a combination of education and relevant experience in lieu of degree.
- 7+ years’ experience in quality engineering including implementation of supplier and quality systems.
- 3+ years’ experience in an ISO 9000 and/or AS91000 manufacturing environment.
- U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements

Additional Qualifications:

- Qualified in SPC, SMEA, DSM, GFA and/or lean manufacturing preferred.
- MBA preferred.
- Six Sigma Green Belt+ Certifcation preferred.
- Proficient in MS Office Suite.
- People management experience including hiring and performance management and employee engagement preferred.
- Excellent communications skills including strong executive-level presentation skills.


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